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Academic Freedom 2018: 294 Attacks in 47 Countries

VU International News and Reviews No. 123 November 03 2018

November 2018

Scholars at Risk has published its Free to Think 2018, the fourth annual report in Scholars at Risk’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project. The report shows and analyses 294 reported attacks on higher education communities in 47 countries, from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.

The Academic Freedom monitoring project painstakingly documents each and every attack with date, place and nature of the attack. The report contains a list of attacks per country, but refrains from counting incidents per country. It does single out a few countries in its recommendations: China, Iran, Turkey, and also the US, where it warns about limits to freedom of speech on campus.

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